Do You Find The Hashtag #loveyourlines Convincing?

Added September 22, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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There has very recently been a high profile campaign #loveyourlines carried out among women to see if their attitudes to stretch marks have changed. The campaign gave women the opportunity to embrace their stretch marks by sharing images of themselves and their "lines" on social media but it found that, for most ordinary women, “stretch marks” are really not something they want to post on facebook and elsewhere. Their response was a definite “No”. Nevertheless, there will always be those who are ...


Pregnancy & That Golden Hour After Birth

Added August 8, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Pregnancy

Tiny Newborn Baby's feet on female Heart Shaped hands closeup

We are used to hearing about the importance of that golden hour after being seriously injured in an car accident (or any other type of accident for that matter) when you should be treated promptly by competent paramedics on the scene before being taken to hospital. But now we are learning about a similar golden hour after the birth of a baby In the rush to clean, weigh and measure and generally check the health of a newborn, the baby may be ...


Stretch Marks & The Natural Route To Follow

Added April 13, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

close up of pregnant woman touching her bare tummy

There is a social media campaign doing the rounds which was created by two moms. Their #Loveyourlines Instagram account is devoted to "celebrating real women, real bodies, and real self-love." It has over one hundred thousand followers embracing their imperfections. And we certainly salute them. Along with many other new mothers, they have stretch marks on their bodies from giving birth and are proudly showing them off as their “battle scars”. Why does being pregnant lead to stretch marks? Inside, you are busy creating ...


Pregnancy & New Evidence on the Many Benefits of Breastfeeding

Added March 22, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Pregnancy


In the past, we have shared the nutritional benefits to a baby of being breastfed. For example, previous research shows breast milk protects babies against stomach bugs, chest infections, asthma and allergies while conferring other health advantages in later life. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of asthma by 37% in those under the age of three and 17% in those children of seven and older. With one in eleven children now having asthma, any help in bringing down those numbers is to ...


Pregnancy & The Popular Ultrasound

Added March 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents, Pregnancy, Technology

pregnat woman with a sonogram of her baby

During recent years, the ultrasound scans have become commonplace during pregnancy. But how important are they to your health and that of your unborn child? Ultrasound is an electronic technology. It uses the reflection of pulses of high frequency sound to produce an image and may be used in a variety of circumstances during pregnancy. Most will assume that the routine use of ultrasound in early pregnancy will result in the earlier detection of problems and improved management of pregnancy complications. ...


Could Pine Bark Extract Help Treat Your Hemorrhoids?

Added December 22, 2014, Under: Health, Inflammation, Pregnancy

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Hemorrhoids can be very painful and if you want to treat this condition, one of the ways is to ensure a healthy blood flow. Recent clinical studies have found that pine bark extract can achieve this when treating hemorrhoids. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are those swollen veins that occur internally or externally around the anal area, usually because of too much pressure. Women who are pregnant often develop hemorrhoids, with constipation and straining making their contribution. Straining for a bowel movement can ...


B.R.A.T. & How To Handle Vomiting

Added November 18, 2014, Under: Diets, Doctors, Health, How To, Pregnancy, Sickness

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We have written about the use of acronyms before in our posts. Examples include STROKE, ICE and more. They can be very useful to help people remember what to do in certain circumstances. Even so, it is still a good idea to refresh the memory from time to time. BRAT is yet another acronym and it helps you to decide what you can safely eat when you have been ill when symptoms include vomiting and/or diarrhea. This bland-food diet is suitable ...


The Dilemma of Vitamin K Shots & Your Newborn

Added September 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Vaccines

Baby bekommt Vitamin D oder Vitamin K mit Spritze

In the UK, parents of new babies are routinely asked if they would like their baby to have supplementary vitamin K. They are told that this is needed to make blood clot and prevent excessive internal bleeding. In 1961, after nearly 2 decades of research had been published, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended giving Vitamin K shots after birth. This practice has been the standard of care in the USA ever since. As with any vaccine schedule today, there are ...


Are “Thread Veins” A Threat To Your Health?

Added September 9, 2014, Under: New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

preventing varicose vein by lay down legs on pillow

 Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which have become dilated so that they run close to the skin's surface. They look like fine purple or red wiggly lines. Thread veins are also known as “Spider Veins” or “Broken Veins”. Many who develop thread veins find them embarrassing or unsightly and really wish they could do something about them. They are normally found on the legs but can also appear on the breasts, arms and even the face. They are more ...


Don’t Suffer From Those Skin Tags When You Can Treat Them Naturally

Added August 9, 2014, Under: How To, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

hand holding an empty tag

Are you having to put up with skin tags? You can tell what they are quite easily because, just as their name suggests, they are little tags of skin that hang off various parts of the body. While they are more of a nuisance than a concern, they can be unsightly and you will probably want to get rid of them. And this can be done naturally without have to resort to painful methods that can end up with scarring. Some 50% ...

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